Thursday, November 5, 2009

New SF General Hopsital breaks ground

Pictured: A rendering of the new SF General Hospital building and spectators at the recent groundbreaking ceremony.

In a time of severe economic challenges, dust and jobs are being raised over on Potero Avenue.

San Francisco General Hospital broke ground on a $1 billion construction project that will land a new hospital and trauma center between old buildings on Potero Avenue, while the existing hospital operates behind the construction zone.

San Francisco General Hospital is an important resource for Bayview Hunters Point residents, particularly those with limited resources, given its proximity and role as a provider for those without insurance coverage. The Southeast Community Health Clinic, a part of the Healthy San Francisco program, uses General Hospital for Bayview Hunters Point patients who need clinical services unavailable at the clinic.

The connection between the hospital and neighborhood is being strengthened through a project known as Seva*, a University of California Community Partnership-funded effort that links doctors who are part of the Internal Medicine Residency Program with community-based organizations. Seva*’s goal is to help clinicians better understand the unique needs of neighborhood residents, while residents better understand the resources the hospital offers.

photo credit: Betcher

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